Meaning of TRANSITIVE in English

tran ‧ si ‧ tive /ˈtrænsətɪv, ˈtrænsɪtɪv, -zə-/ BrE AmE adjective technical

[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Language: Late Latin ; Origin: transitivus , from Latin transire ; ⇨ ↑ transient 1 ]

a transitive verb must have an object, for example the verb ‘break’ in the sentence ‘I broke the cup’. Transitive verbs are marked [T] in this dictionary. ⇨ ditransitive , intransitive

—transitively adverb

—transitivity /ˌtrænsəˈtɪvəti, ˌtrænsɪˈtɪvəti, -zə-/ noun [uncountable]

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.